Archive | News archive 2016

Christmas message 2016 from Bishop Leo O’Reilly

Christmas greetings to you wherever you are  today.  Every family has their own particular way of marking Christmas, their own traditions and rituals which are often handed down from parents or grandparents. Still, we are all united in remembering and celebrating the birth of Christ our Saviour. Christmas, we often say, is a family time. […]

Christmas Message 2016 of Bishop Donal McKeown

Over the last few weeks I have been struck by a range of different stories. On the one side there are many stressful and shocking situations around every corner and around the world. On the other side, there are great people and groups who can laugh in the face of the bleak mid-winter, trusting that […]

Christmas Message 2016 from Bishop Kevin Doran

“Putting Christ at the heart of Christmas is about saying that the most important gift of all is the gift of ourselves that we give to one another, not just once a year, but every day” – Bishop Doran One of the highlights of this year for me was the publication of Amoris Laetitia (The […]

Joint Christmas Message from Bishop John McDowell and Monsignor Joseph McGuinness

Please see below the joint Christmas message from Bishop John McDowell, Church of Ireland Bishop of Clogher, and Monsignor Joseph McGuinness, Diocesan Administrator of Clogher: When the great biblical scholar Monsignor Ronald Knox was only four years old he was asked by one of his parents what he did when he couldn’t sleep at night.  […]

A joint Christmas message from the Archbishops of Armagh, The Most Revd Richard Clarke & The Most Revd Eamon Martin

“God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him.” 1 John 4:9 Together we wish you all a very happy and blessed Christmas, and God’s richest blessings in the year that lies ahead. The world at the end of 2016 […]

Father John Coughlan appointed Director of Formation at the Pontifical Irish College, Rome

Father John Coughlan, Curate at Saint Joseph’s Parish, Boyle, in the Diocese of Elphin, has been appointed Director of Formation at the Pontifical Irish College, Rome, commencing next Summer.  Father Coughlan will remain in Saint Joseph’s Parish, Boyle in the interim, before going to Rome to take up his new responsibilities. Father Coughlan is 36 […]

Information note on media queries to the native parish of Ms Sinéad Higgins RIP and her son Oisín O’Driscoll RIP

Father Jackie Conroy, Parish Priest of Aghagower Parish, Westport, Co Mayo, in the Archdiocese of Tuam, wishes to advise the media that there are currently no details available concerning the funeral liturgy for the late Sinéad Higgins RIP and her son Oisín O’Driscoll RIP. Father Conroy asks journalists not to make contact with him, but […]

Blessing and message of condolence from Pope Francis at the Funeral Mass for Bishop Gerard Clifford RIP

Archbishop Eamon Martin, the chief celebrant at the Funeral Mass today for Bishop Gerard Clifford RIP, in the Church of Saint Patrick, Dundalk, read out the following message of condolence from Pope Francis:  “The Holy Father was sadden to learn of the death of Bishop Gerard Clifford and he sends heartfelt condolences to the clergy, […]

Information for media on the funeral liturgy for Aidan O’Driscoll RIP

Media At 1.00pm today the funeral Mass for the late Mr Aidan O’Driscoll RIP, late of Glenheights Park, Ballyvolane, Cork will be celebrated in Saint Oliver’s Church, Ballyvolane, in the parish of Blackpool/The Glen/Ballyvolane, Diocese of Cork & Ross.  Parish Priest Father John O’Donovan will be the chief celebrant and will preach the homily at […]

Homily of Cardinal Seán Brady for the Funeral Mass of Bishop Gerard Clifford RIP

Church of Saint Patrick, Dundalk, Co Louth “I am certain of this’; we have just now heard from Saint Paul:  ‘Nothing that exists, nothing still to come can ever come between us and the love of God made visible in Christ Jesus, Our Lord’. I was shocked and deeply saddened when I heard the news […]

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